Period
to 19 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
England > North of England
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 55 71
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 427 712 776
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 4.49% 4.44% 4.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.63% 4.60% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 396 588 770
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,074 £85,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 9,226 15,490 18,557
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.99% 96.70% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7,806 12,536 15,265
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the North of England

Architect
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect in the North of England.

Salary trend for Architect in the North of England

Architect
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in the North of England over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Architect in the North of England

Architect
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the North of England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West +7 219 £72,500 +3.57% 70
Yorkshire -13 159 £65,000 - 41
North East +15 53 £55,000 -3.97% 12
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North of England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 180 (42.15%) Azure
2 117 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (27.17%) AWS
4 84 (19.67%) Microsoft
5 82 (19.20%) Enterprise Architecture
6 79 (18.50%) .NET
7 67 (15.69%) Migration
8 63 (14.75%) TOGAF
9 55 (12.88%) Finance
10 52 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
11 51 (11.94%) SQL Server
12 49 (11.48%) Analytics
13 48 (11.24%) SaaS
13 48 (11.24%) C#
14 46 (10.77%) Data Lake
15 41 (9.60%) SQL
15 41 (9.60%) Databricks
16 40 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (9.13%) Retail
17 39 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (8.43%) PaaS
18 36 (8.43%) Python
19 35 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
19 35 (8.20%) Windows
20 34 (7.96%) IaaS
20 34 (7.96%) IT Strategy
21 33 (7.73%) Machine Learning
21 33 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
22 32 (7.49%) Architectural Design
23 31 (7.26%) Big Data

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.17%) CMS
3 5 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.94%) Confluence
5 3 (0.70%) Alfresco
5 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.47%) Mule
6 2 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Apache
7 1 (0.23%) IIS
7 1 (0.23%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.70%) Figma
4 3 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) SAP APO
1 2 (0.47%) SAP CAR
1 2 (0.47%) SAP Retail
1 2 (0.47%) SAP SCM
1 2 (0.47%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.23%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 180 (42.15%) Azure
2 116 (27.17%) AWS
3 48 (11.24%) SaaS
4 36 (8.43%) PaaS
5 34 (7.96%) IaaS
6 16 (3.75%) Azure Data Factory
6 16 (3.75%) Office 365
7 9 (2.11%) Power Platform
7 9 (2.11%) Serverless
8 8 (1.87%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.64%) GCP
10 6 (1.41%) AWS IoT
10 6 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.41%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.17%) NuGet
12 4 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.15%) Firewall
2 20 (4.68%) Skype
3 18 (4.22%) LAN
3 18 (4.22%) WAN
4 13 (3.04%) MPLS
5 12 (2.81%) VPN
6 9 (2.11%) Network Security
6 9 (2.11%) VoIP
6 9 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (1.64%) ISDN
8 3 (0.70%) DNS
8 3 (0.70%) HTTP
9 2 (0.47%) BGP
9 2 (0.47%) CTI
9 2 (0.47%) DHCP
9 2 (0.47%) Internet
9 2 (0.47%) Softphone
9 2 (0.47%) VLAN
10 1 (0.23%) Wireless
10 1 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 46 (10.77%) Data Lake
3 33 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (7.26%) Big Data
5 14 (3.28%) HDInsight
5 14 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.34%) Amazon Athena
8 10 (2.34%) Amazon Redshift
8 10 (2.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.64%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.17%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.17%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.17%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.17%) NUnit
3 5 (1.17%) SonarQube
3 5 (1.17%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.70%) Axure RP
4 3 (0.70%) JIRA
5 1 (0.23%) Appium
5 1 (0.23%) Selenium
5 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (12.88%) Finance
2 39 (9.13%) Retail
3 29 (6.79%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.04%) Legal
4 13 (3.04%) Marketing
5 9 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.17%) Games
7 4 (0.94%) Law
7 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.70%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (18.50%) .NET
2 20 (4.68%) Middleware
2 20 (4.68%) Web Services
3 18 (4.22%) AngularJS
4 16 (3.75%) React
5 15 (3.51%) JSON
6 14 (3.28%) REST
7 13 (3.04%) CSS
8 12 (2.81%) Node.js
9 11 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (2.58%) HTML
10 10 (2.34%) XML
11 9 (2.11%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.64%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (1.41%) .NET Core
13 6 (1.41%) Laravel
13 6 (1.41%) SOAP
13 6 (1.41%) Vue.js
14 5 (1.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.15%) Public Cloud
3 12 (2.81%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.87%) User Experience
7 6 (1.41%) Augmented Reality
7 6 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.94%) FMCG
9 4 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.70%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.70%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.47%) IVR
11 2 (0.47%) SCADA
12 1 (0.23%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.23%) PKI
12 1 (0.23%) STB
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.20%) Windows
2 22 (5.15%) Linux
3 5 (1.17%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.94%) Android
4 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.94%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.70%) Unix
6 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (19.20%) Enterprise Architecture
3 67 (15.69%) Migration
4 63 (14.75%) TOGAF
5 49 (11.48%) Analytics
6 40 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (7.96%) IT Strategy
10 33 (7.73%) Machine Learning
11 32 (7.49%) Architectural Design
12 31 (7.26%) DevOps
13 29 (6.79%) Microservices
14 28 (6.56%) Data Modelling
14 28 (6.56%) Technology Roadmap
15 27 (6.32%) Data Governance
15 27 (6.32%) Requirements Gathering
15 27 (6.32%) Technical Architecture
16 26 (6.09%) User Stories
17 25 (5.85%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 48 (11.24%) C#
2 41 (9.60%) SQL
3 36 (8.43%) Python
4 28 (6.56%) JavaScript
5 24 (5.62%) R
6 20 (4.68%) Java
7 6 (1.41%) PHP
7 6 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.17%) C++
9 2 (0.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.23%) C
10 1 (0.23%) ES6
10 1 (0.23%) HiveQL
10 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (5.62%) TOGAF Certification
2 19 (4.45%) Degree
3 13 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (3.04%) CISSP
4 11 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.34%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.64%) CCNA
8 5 (1.17%) CCIE
8 5 (1.17%) CISM
8 5 (1.17%) MCSA
8 5 (1.17%) MCSE
8 5 (1.17%) MCTS
9 4 (0.94%) JNCIE
10 3 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.70%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.47%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.47%) CCNP
11 2 (0.47%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.87%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (1.41%) GDPR
4 5 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.94%) QA
6 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.47%) MiFID
8 1 (0.23%) COBIT
8 1 (0.23%) NCSC
8 1 (0.23%) NIST
8 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (3.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.64%) Docker
3 3 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) HDFS
5 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (3.04%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.81%) SCCM
3 9 (2.11%) Terraform
4 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.94%) Puppet
6 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 84 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.60%) Databricks
3 26 (6.09%) Oracle
4 24 (5.62%) Sparx
5 22 (5.15%) Cisco
6 10 (2.34%) Google
7 8 (1.87%) Fortinet
7 8 (1.87%) HP
7 8 (1.87%) Palo Alto
8 7 (1.64%) Avaya
8 7 (1.64%) BT
8 7 (1.64%) Mitel
8 7 (1.64%) SAP
8 7 (1.64%) ShoreTel
9 6 (1.41%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.41%) OpenText
10 5 (1.17%) VMware
11 4 (0.94%) Juniper
12 3 (0.70%) Adobe
12 3 (0.70%) IBM